Peter Cetera

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From Rollingstone.com

Not to be confused with Boston or Kansas, Chicago forged a driving, horn-filled, white jazz-rock-soul sound before staggering into their later romantic ballad era, which eventually led to grizzled-geezer casino tours. Their many platinum-selling hits were catchy enough to stay in your head after just a glance at their title ("25 or 6 to 4," "Saturday in the Park," "You're the Inspiration").

Peter Cetera has provided the soundtrack to more sixth-grade slow dances than any other singer-songwriter in history. Odds are if he had a quarter for every time he sung the word "forever," he'd have another million dollars. High above shimmering, echoing ballads and rock-solid choruses that aim for the bleachers, Cetera's tenor voice soars like a bird in flight. If it doesn't strike you deep in your heart, it'll at least stick deep in your head.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 07.17.08 @ 15:07pm


Street Player

Posted by Joe-Skee on Friday, 07.18.08 @ 11:53am


The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

Peter Cetera

01. 1982 - # 143 Peter Cetera
02. 1986 - # 23 Solitude/Solitaire
03. 1988 - # 58 One More Story
04. 1992 - # 163 World Falling Down
05. 1997 - # 134 You're the Inspiration: A Collection

The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart

Peter Cetera

01. 1986 - # 1 Glory of Love
02. 1986 - # 1 Next Time I Fall (with Amy Grant)
03. 1987 - # 61 Big Mistake
04. 1988 - # 93 I Wasn't the One Who Said Goodbye (with Agnetha Faltskog)
05. 1988 - # 4 One Good Woman
06. 1988 - # 59 Best of Times
07. 1989 - # 6 After All (with Cher)
08. 1992 - # 35 Restless Heart
09. 1993 - # 71 Feels Like Heaven (with Chaka Khan)
10. 1993 - # 68 Even A Fool Can See
11. 1995 - # 86 I Wanna Take Forever Tonight (with Crystal Bernard)
12. 1997 - # 8 Hard To Say I'm Sorry (with Az Yet)
13. 1997 - # 77 You're the Inspiration (with Az Yet)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 07.21.08 @ 04:39am


The Morning Comes: An Analysis of Peter Cetera

After careful examination of a handful of your songs, I have come to two conclusions about you, Mr. Cetera. The first conclusion is that you had been planning your departure from Chicago even before you were asked to join the band. Chicago was a tool that you used to make a name for yourself in order to be able to have a solo career later on in the future. You were never planning on staying with Chicago. During your seventeen years with Chicago, you kept your desire to leave the band all bottled up inside of you. You were not sure how you were going to tell your bandmates that you wanted out. Your only outlet was your music. You had hidden messages in the songs you wrote. When you wrote "If You Leave Me Now" and "Baby, What A Big Surprise" you were not thinking about a woman. What you were really thinking about were your bandmates from Chicago and how they would feel if you left them. Your song "Hard To Say I'm Sorry" was also a cry for help. It was your apology letter to Chicago, three years in advance. When you finally got the guts to tell your bandmates that you were leaving the band, baby, it was a big surprise to everyone.

On your second solo album, your first after leaving Chicago, appropriately and dramatically titled "Solitude/Solitaire" you included a song called "Big Mistake" which you had started writing while you were still with Chicago. Once again, I don't think you were thinking about a woman when you wrote that song either. What you were really thinking about were your bandmates from Chicago. Was it a big mistake to leave the band? You purposely made a pretty obvious reference in the song "Big Mistake" to the song "Baby, What A Big Surprise."

Quote: "Baby you might get a big surprise tonight" from Big Mistake

The second conclusion is that you are a person who does not dwell on the past. You are always looking to the future. It's either that, or you really like the phrase "the morning comes" which you use in three of your songs.

Quote: "Hold me 'til the morning comes" with Paul Anka

Quote: "He'll be gone when the morning comes" from Big Mistake

Quote: "When the morning comes and it's time to go start another day" from Daddy's Girl

Posted by RoughhWolf on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 05:32am


Popstrology: The Art and Science of Reading the Pop Stars:

What's Your Sign? Use the Pop Music Charts to Reveal Your Personality Traits, Guide Your Relationships, and Discover Your True Destiny.

By Ian Van Tuyl and Owen Grover, 2004

Page 123: Chicago - You may not deliver thrills, but you sure deliver value.

True to the need of the album-oriented rock (AOR) format that launched them, the first four released by the band called Chicago comprised three double albums and one quadruple album. That's 10 LPs in a little less than thirty months, and if you factored that into your Birthstar's already staggering album-sales figures, you might find that in terms of sheer tonnage, Chicago shipped more vinyl than any other American rock band in the 1970s. Not bad for a band that could have walked through O'Hare Airport at the height of their success without attracting so much as a single screaming fan. That's not because their fans didn't love them, but because total subjugation of individual ego to the collective good of the group was the rule in Chicago, even to the point of using a logo rather than a picture of the band on all of their albums. It would turn out in the end, of course, that the incredibly accomplished and hardworking musicians who had chosen so admirably to prosper as seven anonymous dwarves had been harboring a would-be Snow White in their midst all along. Peter Cetera was his name, and as soon as his name became well known to those who loved his high tennor voice, he was asked to leave a hive that was perfectly happy not to have a queen. "Team player" may sound like faint praise sometimes, but find the right team to play with and you'll realize your true power.

Lasting, Massive, Whitebread, Familiar, Not Sexy

Constellations: Launching Pad, Lite & White

Birthsongs: #1 Hits

If You Leave Me Now - October 17-30, 1976
Hard To Say I'm Sorry - September 5-18, 1982
Look Away - December 4-17, 1988


Page 117: Peter Cetera - You are the glorious butterfly who's reluctant to emerge from the cocoon.

What Michael McDonald and Lionel Richie were to the Doobie Brothers and the Commodores, Peter Cetera was to Chicago: the man who found his true voice while teaching his former group how not to rock. It took your Birthstar 17 albums with Chicago before he worked up the nerve to go solo, but when he finally did, his timing couldn't have been more perfect. The year was 1986, the constellation Reaganrock was in its ascendancy, and Kenny Loggins was simply too busy to record every single movie sound track, which left Karate Kid, Part 2 to Cetera and his Glory of Love. And if your Birthsong's bombastic Whitebread grandeur seems indistinguishable from Chicago's 1982 #1 Hard To Say I'm Sorry, it only goes to show you (a) the degree to which Cetera had transformed his former group by the end of his tenure and (b) the enduring appeal of a full-tilt, over-the-top power ballad in the hands of an uninhibited master. If you sometimes feel like renting the entire film oeuvre of Ralph Macchio and staying up all night to watch it, that's just popstrology at work. Because like your Birthstar himself, you are the type who understands the importance of the word "sometimes" in the edict that less is sometimes more.

Massive, Whitebread, Familiar, Not Sexy, Forgotten

Constellations: Spin-Off, Reaganrock, Theme Singer

Birthsong: #1 Hit

Glory of Love - July 27-August 9, 1986


Page 118: Peter Cetera and Amy Grant - You might actually be a saint, but to someone you're a sinner.

It's extremely difficult to imagine Peter Cetera as a defiler of a pious and virtuous young woman, but that's exactly how many of Amy Grant's biggest fans saw him when he tempted her into a popstrological Power Couple in late 1986. Ms. Grant wasn't a pop singer, you see--she was a singer of gospel and Christian Contemporary with a devout following that bought her records in the millions and viewed her move away from their chosen genre as a true fall from grace. You are too young to remember, but as powerful as the constellation Reaganrock was in the 1980s, its watered-down sound was still demon rock and roll to some, and not just a lunatic fringe. These were the years after all, in which Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority was at the apex of its powers, and devotees of his brand of Christianity viewed Ms. Grant's crossover as a grim portent indeed. And perhaps their fears were well founded, for not three months after you were born, the taint of sin was shockingly revealed even within the holy confines of the Praise the Lord Ministries, whose leader Jim Bakker provided America with what historians may someday call the first great scandal of the modern media age. As a child of Peter Cetera and Amy Grant, you are unlikely to be viewed as an iconoclast, and yet your capacity for toppling dubious icons through seemingly innocent actions is popstrologically unquestionable.

Whitebread, Familiar, Not Sexy, Forgotten, Minor

Constellations: Power Couple, Reaganrock

Birthsong: #1 Hit

The Next Time I Fall - November 30-December 6, 1986

Posted by RoughhWolf on Monday, 07.28.08 @ 05:37am


I recently saw Peter perform at Donald Trumps Mara Lago Club, the band sounded good, he was so so.I photographed him with Mr. Trump and did some shots of him alone. He saw the photos and ordered copies for his website.I retouched photos at his request and sent them to him with the bill.He used the photos on his website.When I last spoke with him and his manager they refused to pay the bill, they say the pics are no good, but they are still on his website.I guess he thinks he is above paying for photography.CAN YOU SAY SMALL CLAIMS COURT TO MR. CHEAP

Posted by Daryl Davidoff on Wednesday, 08.20.08 @ 13:56pm


Peter Cetera Studio Albums

01. 1982 Peter Cetera
02. 1986 Solitude/Solitaire
03. 1988 One More Story
04. 1992 World Falling Down
05. 1995 One Clear Voice
06. 2001 Another Perfect World
07. 2004 You Just Gotta Love Christmas

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 09.21.08 @ 19:49pm



Isn't it strange how the band and the man that define the criteria aren't in the RRHOF?

Posted by Chuckago on Saturday, 03.7.09 @ 10:56am


All 79 Peter Cetera Songs

Chicago Songs Written by Peter Cetera:

01. Where Do We Go From Here?
02. What Else Can I Say?
03. Lowdown
04. Feelin’ Stronger Everyday
05. In Terms Of Two
06. Happy Man
07. Wishing You Were Here
08. Anyway You Want
09. Hideaway
10. Mama Mama
11. If You Leave Me Now
12. Baby, What A Big Surprise
13. Little Miss Lovin’
14. Gone Long Gone
15. No Tell Lover
16. Mama Take
17. Loser With A Broken Heart
18. Upon Arrival
19. Song For You
20. Where Did The Lovin’ Go?
21. Hold On
22. Overnight Café
23. Thunder and Lightning
24. Bad Advice
25. Rescue You
26. Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away
27. Love Me Tomorrow
28. Stay the Night
29. Along Comes a Woman
30. Prima Donna
31. Remember the Feeling
32. You're the Inspiration

Peter Cetera Songs Written By Peter Cetera:

33. Livin' In The Limelight
34. I Can Feel It
35. How Many Times
36. Holy Moly
37. Mona Mona
38. On The Line
38. Not Afraid To Cry
39. Evil Eye
40. Practical Man
41. Ivy Covered
42. Big Mistake
43. They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To
44. Queen Of The Masquerade Ball
45. Solitude/Solitaire
46. Wake Up To Love
47. Daddy's Girl
48. Glory Of Love
49. Only Love Knows Why
50. Best Of Times
51. One Good Woman
52. Peace Of Mind
53. Heaven Help This Lonely Man
54. Save Me
55. Body Language (There In The Dark)
56. You Never Listen To Me
57. Scheherazade
58. One More Story
59. Restless Heart
60. Even A Fool Can See
61. Wild Ways
62. World Falling Down
63. Where There's No Tomorrow
64. The End Of Camelot
65. Apple Of Your Daddy's Eye
66. Wanna Be There
67. The Lucky Ones
68. Still Getting Over You
69. And I Think Of You
70. She Doesn't Need Me Anymore
71. Perfect World
72. Feels Like Rain
73. Have A Little Faith
74. You Just Gotta Love Christmas
75. Something That Santa Claus Left Behind
76. Alone For The Holidays

Songs Written By Peter Cetera For Other Artists:

77. Making Love In The Afternoon (Karen Carpenter)
78. I Stand Alone (Agnetha Faltskog)
79. Voices That Care (Voices That Care)

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 03.26.09 @ 06:55am


I think PETER CETERA should be in the HALL OF FAME!!

I think CHICAGO should have been in the HALL OF FAME years ago!!

You tell me how many artist's have been around this many years and is still around?

TulsasGinaG

Posted by GINA G on Thursday, 05.28.09 @ 19:59pm


It's a shame Chicago and Peter Cetera are not in the Rock Hall. It's politics, everybody. I've been to the Rock Hall 3 times. It killed me to see items from Flavor Flav and Queen Latifa. Not one album cover or reference to Chicago or Peter Cetera is anywhere in the building, like they never existed.

Posted by ceterababe on Sunday, 05.31.09 @ 23:44pm


All 79 Peter Cetera Songs

32 Chicago Songs Written by Peter Cetera:

01. Where Do We Go From Here?
02. What Else Can I Say?
03. Lowdown
04. Feelin’ Stronger Everyday
05. In Terms Of Two
06. Happy Man
07. Wishing You Were Here
08. Anyway You Want
09. Hideaway
10. Mama Mama
11. If You Leave Me Now
12. Baby, What A Big Surprise
13. Little Miss Lovin’
14. Gone Long Gone
15. No Tell Lover
16. Mama Take
17. Loser With A Broken Heart
18. Upon Arrival
19. Song For You
20. Where Did The Lovin’ Go?
21. Hold On
22. Overnight Café
23. Thunder and Lightning
24. Bad Advice
25. Rescue You
26. Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away
27. Love Me Tomorrow
28. Stay the Night
29. Along Comes a Woman
30. Prima Donna
31. Remember the Feeling
32. You're the Inspiration

44 Peter Cetera Songs Written By Peter Cetera:

33. Livin' In The Limelight
34. I Can Feel It
35. How Many Times
36. Holy Moly
37. Mona Mona
38. On The Line
38. Not Afraid To Cry
39. Evil Eye
40. Practical Man
41. Ivy Covered Walls
42. Big Mistake
43. They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To
44. Queen Of The Masquerade Ball
45. Solitude/Solitaire
46. Wake Up To Love
47. Daddy's Girl
48. Glory Of Love
49. Only Love Knows Why
50. Best Of Times
51. One Good Woman
52. Peace Of Mind
53. Heaven Help This Lonely Man
54. Save Me
55. Body Language (There In The Dark)
56. You Never Listen To Me
57. Scheherazade
58. One More Story
59. Restless Heart
60. Even A Fool Can See
61. Wild Ways
62. World Falling Down
63. Where There's No Tomorrow
64. The End Of Camelot
65. Apple Of Your Daddy's Eye
66. Wanna Be There
67. The Lucky Ones
68. Still Getting Over You
69. And I Think Of You
70. She Doesn't Need Me Anymore
71. Perfect World
72. Feels Like Rain
73. Have A Little Faith
74. You Just Gotta Love Christmas
75. Something That Santa Claus Left Behind
76. Alone For The Holidays

3 Songs Written By Peter Cetera For Other Artists:

77. Making Love In The Afternoon (Karen Carpenter)
78. I Stand Alone (Agnetha Faltskog)
79. Voices That Care (Voices That Care)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 09.11.09 @ 09:07am


When Kurt Cobain wrote, “Give me a Leonard Cohen afterworld so I can sigh eternally,” he was referring to the omnipresent pessimism in Leonard Cohen’s lyrics, which he wanted to have for all eternity. Now, if I may, I would like to change that line just a little bit to say, “Give me a Peter Cetera afterworld so I can sigh eternally.” When I say that, I’m referring to the voice of Peter Cetera. That’s the voice I want playing in my head for all eternity if there is an afterworld. To me, the sexiest, most distinctive voice in all of Rock And Roll history belongs to Peter Cetera!

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.2.09 @ 03:20am


I think that Peter Cetera deserves to be recognized for his influence on rock 'n roll music. He has paid his dues and should be inducted in the hall of fame. He has the most distinctive voice in the world.

Posted by lucky on Tuesday, 01.19.10 @ 14:17pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewAz5w5mKpk

Peter Cetera being interviewed

Posted by Roy on Monday, 01.25.10 @ 09:00am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0rWe6HYx18

Check out this Heineken commercial. The Ladies love Cetera!

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.4.10 @ 13:05pm


http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DE29F27ABC7DFAA4

Peter Cetera - Hot Ice - Cool Sounds

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.4.10 @ 13:10pm


jan wenner and the other wankers at the rrhof would be honored for the one and only PETER CETERA to wipe his oh-so-spectacular-ass with their stupid rolling stone rag.

rrhof sucks and is an absolute disgrace to rock and roll. if they had any taste, chicago would have been inducted decades ago.

Posted by Kim on Friday, 06.11.10 @ 18:02pm


A little touchy there aren't we, Kim?

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 08:56am


Peter Cetera should be touring with Celine Dion selling watered down milquetoast schmaltz to middle aged housewives who are ignorant of their own apathy. He should not be f#cking up The Hall any worse than it already is.

Posted by Ralph on Tuesday, 06.22.10 @ 09:09am


Peter Cetera's music is not just for " middle aged housewives", but for anyone that loves beautiful music and a beautiful voice to sing the music.

Posted by marilyn Holland on Thursday, 06.24.10 @ 19:49pm


That's fine and dandy, marilyn- but he's not Hall of Fame material. Too light, too middle-of-the-road. So, no real chance for induction.

Chicago as a group is more tricky- though the 80s work, IMO, has hindered its chances. I actually like the glossy ballads, but I can see why the HOF would count them against the band's induction chances.

Posted by JR on Monday, 09.27.10 @ 07:03am


I think it is a total disgrace that both peter cetera and chicago have not already been inducted into the rock n roll hall of fame!!! Enimen and Lady Gaga are going to get in before they do at this point and that is a sin in music!!! I love the fact that one of the most goregous love songs of all time You're The Inspiration was written by a fellow virgo like myself!!! It all comes down to stupid jealous by Jann Wenner and the rest of the board members of this once sacred rock n roll institution!!! Forty years after their inspection and Chicago are still rocking and receiving alcolades for their timeless contributions to the music industry!!! Peter Cetera was nominated for an Academy Award for Glory Of Love which was the height of his songwriting from the phenomenal Karate Kid Part II!!! I would love to see Justin Bieber hit even one of the high notes that Peter Cetera belts on his song Never Say Never from the recent new version with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith!!! Ironically ABBA were just recently inducted which I am happy about do not get me wrong but it is funny considering Agnetha Faltskog's 1988 final English Solo Album I Stand Alone was produced and title track written by you guessed it Peter Cetera!!! The induction decision should not be made by corporate music critics whom only care about album and single date sales but by the fans themselves whom know real music and the departure that has been taken away from them!!! If you ask me both Peter Cetera and Chicago are actually too good to be inducted and the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame should be asking and begging both parties to be in beginning next year!!! God bless Peter Cetera and Chicago whom make real music and not corporate manufacturing teeny boppers that have taken over the music scenes today!!!

Posted by Matthew Marsillo on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 00:07am


ARTISTS WHO PETER CETERA GAVE THE INDUCTION SPEECHES FOR AT THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONIES

01. 1993 Paul Anka
02. 2010 David Foster

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.14.10 @ 19:25pm


I THINK PETER CETERA SHOULD BE IN THE RHOF,I PERSONALLY THINK HIS MUSIC IS FANTASTIC.AS I WATCH SOME OF THE VIDEOS OF HIM AND CHICAGO ON YOUTUBE ESPECIALLEY FGOM THR 70S BLOWS ME AWAY. I MUST SAY IAM A HUGE CHICAGO FAN, BUT COME ON IF NOT CETERA CHICAGO FOR SURE.

Posted by martin daniels on Wednesday, 12.22.10 @ 00:02am


The song, Everything I Do I Do It For You, from the 1991 Robin Hood movie and soundtrack, starring Kevin Costner, and from the Bryan Adams album, Waking Up The Neighbors, was originally offered to Peter Cetera to sing. Peter Cetera turned it down, as did Annie Lennox.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.24.10 @ 03:14am


All 81 Peter Cetera Songs

33 Chicago Songs Written by Peter Cetera:

01. Where Do We Go From Here?
02. What Else Can I Say?
03. Lowdown
04. Feelin’ Stronger Everyday
05. In Terms Of Two
06. Happy Man
07. Wishing You Were Here
08. Anyway You Want
09. Hideaway
10. Mama Mama
11. If You Leave Me Now
12. Baby, What A Big Surprise
13. Little Miss Lovin’
14. Gone Long Gone
15. No Tell Lover
16. Mama Take
17. Loser With A Broken Heart
18. Upon Arrival
19. Song For You
20. Where Did The Lovin’ Go?
21. Hold On
22. Overnight Café
23. Thunder and Lightning
24. Bad Advice
25. Rescue You
26. Chains
27. Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away
28. Love Me Tomorrow
29. Stay the Night
30. Along Comes a Woman
31. Prima Donna
32. Remember the Feeling
33. You're the Inspiration

45 Peter Cetera Songs Written By Peter Cetera:

34. Livin' In The Limelight
35. I Can Feel It
36. How Many Times
37. Holy Moly
38. Mona Mona
39. On The Line
40. Not Afraid To Cry
41. Evil Eye
42. Practical Man
43. Ivy Covered Walls
44. Big Mistake
45. They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To
46. Queen Of The Masquerade Ball
47. Solitude/Solitaire
48. Wake Up To Love
49. Daddy's Girl
50. Glory Of Love
51. Only Love Knows Why
52. Best Of Times
53. One Good Woman
54. Peace Of Mind
55. Heaven Help This Lonely Man
56. Save Me
57. Body Language (There In The Dark)
58. You Never Listen To Me
59. Scheherazade
60. One More Story
61. Restless Heart
62. Even A Fool Can See
63. Wild Ways
64. World Falling Down
65. Where There's No Tomorrow
66. The End Of Camelot
67. Apple Of Your Daddy's Eye
68. Wanna Be There
69. The Lucky Ones
70. Still Getting Over You
71. And I Think Of You
72. She Doesn't Need Me Anymore
73. Perfect World
74. Feels Like Rain
75. Have A Little Faith
76. You Just Gotta Love Christmas
77. Something That Santa Claus Left Behind
78. Alone For The Holidays

3 Songs Written By Peter Cetera For Other Artists:

79. Making Love In The Afternoon (Karen Carpenter)
80. I Stand Alone (Agnetha Faltskog)
81. Voices That Care (Voices That Care)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 02.14.11 @ 13:11pm


Peter Frampton is better than Peter Cetera, Steve Perry and Dennis DeYoung.

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 04.5.11 @ 19:56pm


Peter Cetera Duet Partners

01. 1979 Peter Cetera and Karen Carpenter
02. 1983 Peter Cetera and Paul Anka
03. 1986 Peter Cetera and Amy Grant
04. 1988 Peter Cetera and Agnetha Faltskog
05. 1988 Peter Cetera and Agnetha Faltskog
06. 1989 Peter Cetera and Cher
07. 1990 Peter Cetera and Voices That Care
08. 1992 Peter Cetera and Chaka Khan
09. 1995 Peter Cetera and Crystal Bernard
10. 1995 Peter Cetera and Ronna Reeves
11. 1997 Peter Cetera and Az Yet
12. 1997 Peter Cetera and Az Yet
13. 2004 Peter Cetera and Alison Krauss

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.6.11 @ 20:51pm


Peter Cetera Studio Albums

01. 1982 Peter Cetera
02. 1986 Solitude/Solitaire
03. 1988 One More Story
04. 1992 World Falling Down
05. 1995 One Clear Voice
06. 2001 Another Perfect World
07. 2004 You Just Gotta Love Christmas

The Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart

Peter Cetera

01. 1982 - # 143 Peter Cetera
02. 1986 - # 23 Solitude/Solitaire
03. 1988 - # 58 One More Story
04. 1992 - # 163 World Falling Down
05. 1997 - # 134 You're The Inspiration: A Collection

The Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart

Peter Cetera

01. 1983 - # 40 Hold Me 'Til The Morning Comes (with Paul Anka)
02. 1986 - # 01 Glory Of Love
03. 1986 - # 01 Next Time I Fall (with Amy Grant)
04. 1987 - # 61 Big Mistake
05. 1988 - # 93 I Wasn't The One Who Said Goodbye (with Agnetha Faltskog)
06. 1988 - # 04 One Good Woman
07. 1988 - # 59 Best Of Times
08. 1989 - # 06 After All (with Cher)
09. 1990 - # 11 Voices That Care (with Voices That Care)
10. 1992 - # 35 Restless Heart
11. 1993 - # 71 Feels Like Heaven (with Chaka Khan)
12. 1993 - # 68 Even A Fool Can See
13. 1995 - # 86 I Wanna Take Forever Tonight (with Crystal Bernard)
14. 1997 - # 08 Hard To Say I'm Sorry (with Az Yet)
15. 1997 - # 77 You're The Inspiration (with Az Yet)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 09.6.11 @ 21:10pm


What in the world does any of that have to do with the Hall of Fame? Chicago has had trouble getting in; there's no way Cetera as a solo act will be considered anytime in the near future.

Posted by JR on Tuesday, 09.6.11 @ 23:32pm


Peter Cetera Studio Albums

01. 1982 Peter Cetera
02. 1986 Solitude/Solitaire
03. 1988 One More Story
04. 1992 World Falling Down
05. 1995 One Clear Voice
06. 2001 Another Perfect World
07. 2004 You Just Gotta Love Christmas

The Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Peter Cetera

01. 1982 - # 143 Peter Cetera
02. 1986 - # 23 Solitude/Solitaire
03. 1988 - # 58 One More Story
04. 1992 - # 163 World Falling Down
05. 1997 - # 134 You're The Inspiration: A Collection

The Billboard 100 Singles Chart

Peter Cetera

01. 1983 - # 40 Hold Me 'Til The Morning Comes (with Paul Anka)
02. 1986 - # 01 Glory Of Love
03. 1986 - # 01 The Next Time I Fall (with Amy Grant)
04. 1987 - # 61 Big Mistake
05. 1988 - # 93 I Wasn't The One Who Said Goodbye (with Agnetha Faltskog)
06. 1988 - # 04 One Good Woman
07. 1988 - # 59 Best Of Times
08. 1989 - # 06 After All (with Cher)
09. 1990 - # 11 Voices That Care (with Voices That Care)
10. 1992 - # 35 Restless Heart
11. 1993 - # 71 Feels Like Heaven (with Chaka Khan)
12. 1993 - # 68 Even A Fool Can See
13. 1995 - # 86 I Wanna Take Forever Tonight (with Crystal Bernard)
14. 1997 - # 08 Hard To Say I'm Sorry (with Az Yet)
15. 1997 - # 77 You're The Inspiration (with Az Yet)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.7.11 @ 10:52am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIYfgXKloMU

1986 Peter Cetera - Glory of Love

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.16.11 @ 23:15pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok2Jyjtm698&ob=av2e

1988 Peter Cetera - One Good Woman

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.16.11 @ 23:16pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr5gtleIbDI&ob=av2e

1992 Peter Cetera - Restless Heart

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.16.11 @ 23:17pm


Chicago and Peter Cetera (1982-1995)

01. Hold Me 'Til The Morning Comes (Paul Anka/Peter Cetera)
02. Hard To Say I'm Sorry (Chicago/Peter Cetera)
03. Love Me Tomorrow (Chicago/Peter Cetera)
04. Hard Habit To Break (Chicago/Peter Cetera/Bill Champlin)
05. You're The Inspiration (Chicago/Peter Cetera)
06. Glory Of Love (Peter Cetera)
07. The Next Time I Fall (Peter Cetera/Amy Grant)
08. Will You Still Love Me? (Chicago/Jason Scheff/Bill Champlin)
09. I Don't Wanna Live Without Your Love (Chicago/Bill Champlin)
10. Look Away (Chicago/Bill Champlin)
11. What Kind Of Man Would I Be? (Chicago/Jason Scheff)
12. One Good Woman (Peter Cetera)
13. After All (Cher/Peter Cetera)
14. Restless Heart (Peter Cetera)
15. Feels Like Heaven (Peter Cetera/Chaka Khan)
16. (I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight (Peter Cetera/Crystal Bernard)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 12.21.11 @ 22:37pm


http://www.myspace.com/video/michael/peter-cetera/3683957

Peter Cetera interview from 1995-1997

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 07:35am


Chicago Songs Written By Peter Cetera

01. Where Do We Go From Here? (Chicago, 1970)
02. What Else Can I Say? (Chicago III, 1971)
03. In Terms Of Two (Chicago VI, 1973)
04. Happy Man (Chicago VII, 1974)
05. Wishing You Were Here (Chicago VII, 1974)
06. Anyway You Want (Chicago VIII, 1975)
07. Hideaway (Chicago VIII, 1975)
08. Mama Mama (Chicago X, 1976)
09. If You Leave Me Now (Chicago X, 1976)
10. Baby, What A Big Surprise (Chicago XI, 1977)
11. Little Miss Lovin’ (Hot Streets, 1978)
12. Gone Long Gone (Hot Streets, 1978)
13. Mama Take (Chicago 13, 1979)
14. Loser With A Broken Heart (Chicago 13, 1979)
15. Song For You (Chicago XIV, 1980)
16. Where Did The Lovin’ Go? (Chicago XIV, 1980)
17. Hold On (Chicago XIV, 1980)
18. Overnight Café (Chicago XIV, 1980)

Chicago Songs Co-Written By Peter Cetera

01. Lowdown (Chicago III, 1971)
02. Feelin’ Stronger Everyday (Chicago VI, 1973)
03. No Tell Lover (Hot Streets, 1978)
04. Upon Arrival (Chicago XIV, 1980)
05. Thunder and Lightning (Chicago XIV, 1980)
06. Bad Advice (Chicago 16, 1982)
07. Rescue You (Chicago 16, 1982)
08. Chains (Chicago 16, 1982)
09. Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away (Chicago 16, 1982)
10. Love Me Tomorrow (Chicago 16, 1982)
11. Stay the Night (Chicago 17, 1984)
12. Along Comes a Woman (Chicago 17, 1984)
13. Prima Donna (Chicago 17, 1984)
14. Remember the Feeling (Chicago 17, 1984)
15. You're the Inspiration (Chicago 17, 1984)

Peter Cetera Songs Written By Peter Cetera

01. Livin' In The Limelight (Peter Cetera, 1981)
02. How Many Times (Peter Cetera, 1981)
03. Holy Moly (Peter Cetera, 1981)
04. Mona Mona (Peter Cetera, 1981)
05. On The Line (Peter Cetera, 1981)
06. Not Afraid To Cry (Peter Cetera, 1981)
07. Evil Eye (Peter Cetera, 1981)
08. Practical Man (Peter Cetera, 1981)
09. Ivy Covered Walls (Peter Cetera, 1981)

Peter Cetera Songs Co-Written By Peter Cetera

01. I Can Feel It (Peter Cetera, 1981)
02. Big Mistake (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
03. They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
04. Queen Of The Masquerade Ball (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
05. Solitude/Solitaire (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
06. Wake Up To Love (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
07. Daddy's Girl (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
08. Glory Of Love (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
09. Only Love Knows Why (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
10. Best Of Times (One More Story, 1988)
11. One Good Woman (One More Story, 1988)
12. Peace Of Mind (One More Story, 1988)
13. Heaven Help This Lonely Man (One More Story, 1988)
14. Save Me (One More Story, 1988)
15. Body Language (There In The Dark) (One More Story, 1988)
16. You Never Listen To Me (One More Story, 1988)
17. Scheherazade (One More Story, 1988)
18. One More Story (One More Story, 1988)
19. Restless Heart (World Falling Down, 1992)
20. Even A Fool Can See (World Falling Down, 1992)
21. Wild Ways (World Falling Down, 1992)
22. World Falling Down (World Falling Down, 1992)
23. Where There's No Tomorrow (World Falling Down, 1992)
24. The End Of Camelot (One Clear Voice, 1995)
25. Apple Of Your Daddy's Eye (One Clear Voice, 1995)
26. Wanna Be There (One Clear Voice, 1995)
27. The Lucky Ones (One Clear Voice, 1995)
28. Still Getting Over You (One Clear Voice, 1995)
29. And I Think Of You (One Clear Voice, 1995)
30. She Doesn't Need Me Anymore (You're the Inspiration: A Collection, 1997)
31. Perfect World (Another Perfect World, 2001)
32. Feels Like Rain (Another Perfect World, 2001)
33. Have A Little Faith (Another Perfect World, 2001)
34. You Just Gotta Love Christmas (You Just Gotta Love Christmas, 2004)
35. Something That Santa Claus Left Behind (You Just Gotta Love Christmas, 2004)
36. Alone For The Holidays (You Just Gotta Love Christmas, 2004)

Songs Written By Peter Cetera For Other Artists

01. Making Love In The Afternoon (Karen Carpenter, 1979)

Songs Co-Written By Peter Cetera For Other Artists

01. I Stand Alone (Agnetha Faltskog, 1987)
02. Voices That Care (Voices That Care, 1991)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 07.1.13 @ 00:17am


80 SONGS WRITTEN BY PETER CETERA

Chicago Songs Written By Peter Cetera

01. Where Do We Go From Here? (Chicago, 1970)
02. What Else Can I Say? (Chicago III, 1971)
03. In Terms Of Two (Chicago VI, 1973)
04. Happy Man (Chicago VII, 1974)
05. Wishing You Were Here (Chicago VII, 1974)
06. Anyway You Want (Chicago VIII, 1975)
07. Hideaway (Chicago VIII, 1975)
08. Mama Mama (Chicago X, 1976)
09. If You Leave Me Now (Chicago X, 1976)
10. Baby, What A Big Surprise (Chicago XI, 1977)
11. Little Miss Lovin’ (Hot Streets, 1978)
12. Gone Long Gone (Hot Streets, 1978)
13. Mama Take (Chicago 13, 1979)
14. Loser With A Broken Heart (Chicago 13, 1979)
15. Song For You (Chicago XIV, 1980)
16. Where Did The Lovin’ Go? (Chicago XIV, 1980)
17. Hold On (Chicago XIV, 1980)
18. Overnight Café (Chicago XIV, 1980)

Chicago Songs Co-Written By Peter Cetera

01. Lowdown (Chicago III, 1971)
02. Feelin’ Stronger Everyday (Chicago VI, 1973)
03. No Tell Lover (Hot Streets, 1978)
04. Upon Arrival (Chicago XIV, 1980)
05. Thunder and Lightning (Chicago XIV, 1980)
06. Bad Advice (Chicago 16, 1982)
07. Rescue You (Chicago 16, 1982)
08. Chains (Chicago 16, 1982)
09. Hard To Say I’m Sorry/Get Away (Chicago 16, 1982)
10. Love Me Tomorrow (Chicago 16, 1982)
11. Stay the Night (Chicago 17, 1984)
12. Along Comes a Woman (Chicago 17, 1984)
13. Prima Donna (Chicago 17, 1984)
14. Remember the Feeling (Chicago 17, 1984)
15. You're the Inspiration (Chicago 17, 1984)

Peter Cetera Songs Written By Peter Cetera

01. Livin' In The Limelight (Peter Cetera, 1981)
02. How Many Times (Peter Cetera, 1981)
03. Holy Moly (Peter Cetera, 1981)
04. Mona Mona (Peter Cetera, 1981)
05. On The Line (Peter Cetera, 1981)
06. Not Afraid To Cry (Peter Cetera, 1981)
07. Evil Eye (Peter Cetera, 1981)
08. Practical Man (Peter Cetera, 1981)
09. Ivy Covered Walls (Peter Cetera, 1981)

Peter Cetera Songs Co-Written By Peter Cetera

01. I Can Feel It (Peter Cetera, 1981)
02. Big Mistake (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
03. They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
04. Queen Of The Masquerade Ball (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
05. Solitude/Solitaire (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
06. Wake Up To Love (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
07. Daddy's Girl (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
08. Glory Of Love (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
09. Only Love Knows Why (Solitude/Solitaire, 1986)
10. Best Of Times (One More Story, 1988)
11. One Good Woman (One More Story, 1988)
12. Peace Of Mind (One More Story, 1988)
13. Heaven Help This Lonely Man (One More Story, 1988)
14. Save Me (One More Story, 1988)
15. Body Language (There In The Dark) (One More Story, 1988)
16. You Never Listen To Me (One More Story, 1988)
17. Scheherazade (One More Story, 1988)
18. One More Story (One More Story, 1988)
19. Restless Heart (World Falling Down, 1992)
20. Even A Fool Can See (World Falling Down, 1992)
21. World Falling Down (World Falling Down, 1992)
22. Where There's No Tomorrow (World Falling Down, 1992)
23. The End Of Camelot (One Clear Voice, 1995)
24. Apple Of Your Daddy's Eye (One Clear Voice, 1995)
25. Wanna Be There (One Clear Voice, 1995)
26. The Lucky Ones (One Clear Voice, 1995)
27. Still Getting Over You (One Clear Voice, 1995)
28. And I Think Of You (One Clear Voice, 1995)
29. She Doesn't Need Me Anymore (You're the Inspiration: A Collection, 1997)
30. Perfect World (Another Perfect World, 2001)
31. Feels Like Rain (Another Perfect World, 2001)
32. Have A Little Faith (Another Perfect World, 2001)
33. You Just Gotta Love Christmas (You Just Gotta Love Christmas, 2004)
34. Something That Santa Claus Left Behind (You Just Gotta Love Christmas, 2004)
35. Alone For The Holidays (You Just Gotta Love Christmas, 2004)

Songs Written By Peter Cetera For Other Artists

01. Making Love In The Afternoon (Karen Carpenter, 1979)

Songs Co-Written By Peter Cetera For Other Artists

01. I Stand Alone (Agnetha Faltskog, 1987)
02. Voices That Care (Voices That Care, 1991)

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 08.15.13 @ 04:23am



Six of the seven Peter Cetera studio albums are pure pop rock and love balladry albums. His second album though is a whole other story. Solitude/Solitaire (produced by Michael Omartian) is mostly an upbeat synth album, with the exception of the number one hits, Glory of Love and Next Time I Fall, and another track called Only Love Knows Why, which sounds like a knock-off of Glory of Love. Solitude/Solitaire is my favourite Peter Cetera album, but I would have placed the songs on the album in a different order. 5 of the 9 songs on the album sound like they could have been used in a strip club movie with a pole dancer: Big Mistake, They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To, Queen of the Masquerade Ball, Solitude/Solitaire and Wake Up To Love. Daddy's Girl was used in the Three Men and a Baby movie. My favourite track on the Solitude/Solitaire album is Wake Up To Love. You should check it out, it will really get you in the mood. Whenever I go to a strip club I pay the DJ to play Wake Up To Love while the stripper is pole dancing on stage. The song could have been used in Flashdance.

Peter Cetera's third solo album, his second after leaving Chicago, was called One More Story. 7 of the 10 tracks on the album are upbeat: One Good Woman, Best of Times, Body Language (There In The Dark), Peace of Mind, Save Me, You Never Listen To Me, and Scheherazade. The rest are ballads. When I first heard the Arabic intro to Desert Rose by Sting performed by Cheb Mami in 2001 I thought to myself, "Hey, Peter Cetera did that 13 years earlier with Scheherazade (Madonna on backing vocals). Made me wish he had made a music video for it with Madonna the way Sting did for Desert Rose with Cheb Mami. I have not been able to find anyone who could tell me what the Arabic words are for the opening of Scheherazade, or who is singing it. Maybe it's Peter Cetera himself. David Gilmour of Pink Floyd plays guitar on You Never Listen To Me. Bonnie Raitt plays guitar on Save Me. Album produced by Patrick Leonard. Body Language (There In The Dark) is about sleeping with prostitutes or any stranger you meet on the street or in a club. Check it out.

Peter Cetera's fourth solo album was his best. World Falling Down was released in 1992, the same year that Leonard Cohen released The Future, Elton John released The One, 'Weird Al' Yankovic released Off The Deep End and Go West released Indian Summer and I was in 7th and 8th grade. World Falling Down was recorded in London, which would explain how Peter Sinfield of King Crimson got involved in this project, as well as two of Elton John's lyricists: Bernie Taupin and Gary Osborne. For World Falling Down, Peter Sinfield co-wrote Have You Ever Been In Love, while Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics for Dip Your Wings, and Gary Osborne co-wrote The Last Place God Made. Joseph Williams of Toto and son of STAR WARS conductor John Williams co-wrote Man In Me. The album was produced by Andy Hill. Unlike his three previous albums in which he wrote most of the songs, Peter Cetera only wrote four of the ten songs on World Falling Down: World Falling Down, Where There's No Tomorrow and the hit singles, Restless Heart and Even A Fool Can See. The third hit was the second single, Feels Like Heaven, a duet with Chaka Khan. The music video for Restless Heart features Peter Cetera's daughter, Claire.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.27.13 @ 12:22pm


Roy,

I've actually wondered who did that opening line in Scheherazade myself. While Cheb Mami sang the opening of "Desert Rose" in Algerian Arabic, you may have a better shot finding out the meaning of the words in "Scherezade" by looking for a Persian origin. That opening line doesn't sound like Arabic of any major dialect to my ears. It sounds like an American singing Persian.

It also sounds an awful lot like Cetera to my ears. Whoever is singing doesn't go for a traditional Persian sound, and seems to have a fuller more Westernized voice, and that weird trademark echo like rest on higher notes that I associate with Cetera. Which leads me to think it was him.

If I had to take a stab at the words I might point at the opening lines from the story collections of Arabian Nights which is what Scheherazde famously narrated to save her own life. So maybe something from the Persian version of that. Cetera was pretty damn clever so I wouldn't be surprised if he tipped his hat to that legend in a song named after that Queen.

Although I want to add I think Cetera gets some unnecessary hate for his Pop music, the man was a great collaborator and respected so many musicians.

Posted by Chris F. on Wednesday, 11.27.13 @ 12:57pm


Right, Persian!

The Way I Listen To Solitude/Solitaire

01. Big Mistake
02. They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To
03. Queen of the Masquerade Ball
04. Solitude/Solitaire
05. Wake Up To Love
06. Daddy's Girl
07. The Next Time I Fall
08. Glory of Love
09. Only Love Knows Why

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.27.13 @ 14:14pm



http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11eio1_peter-cetera-interview-86_music

1986 Cover Story - Peter Cetera Interview - Video

Beach Boys talk about Peter Cetera's voice and his departure from Chicago

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.10.13 @ 19:30pm


Peter Cetera's fifth solo album, his fourth after leaving Chicago, was 1995's One Clear Voice, which was later re-released in 2005 as Faithfully. The album follows in the same vein as 1992's World Falling Down. Includes duets with actress Crystal Bernard of Wings, and country singer Ronna Reeves. Includes a remake of Chicago's Happy Man, which was written by Peter Cetera. Best songs on the album were The End of Camelot and Faithfully. Includes remake of ABBA's S.O.S. I Wanna Take Forever Tonight co-written by Eric Carmen. The song, One Clear Voice could have been used for an AT&T telephone commercial.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 06.9.14 @ 23:55pm


33 CHICAGO SONGS WRITTEN BY PETER CETERA

Chicago Songs Written By Peter Cetera

01. Where Do We Go From Here? (Chicago, 1970)
02. What Else Can I Say? (Chicago III, 1971)
03. In Terms Of Two (Chicago VI, 1973)
04. Happy Man (Chicago VII, 1974)
05. Wishing You Were Here (Chicago VII, 1974)
06. Anyway You Want (Chicago VIII, 1975)
07. Hideaway (Chicago VIII, 1975)
08. Mama Mama (Chicago X, 1976)
09. If You Leave Me Now (Chicago X, 1976)
10. Baby, What A Big Surprise (Chicago XI, 1977)
11. Little Miss Lovin’ (Hot Streets, 1978)
12. Gone Long Gone (Hot Streets, 1978)
13. Mama Take (Chicago 13, 1979)
14. Loser With A Broken Heart (Chicago 13, 1979)
15. Song For You (Chicago XIV, 1980)
16. Where Did The Lovin’ Go? (Chicago XIV, 1980)
17. Hold On (Chicago XIV, 1980)
18. Overnight Café (Chicago XIV, 1980)

Chicago Songs Co-Written By Peter Cetera

01. Lowdown (Chicago III, 1971)
02. Feelin’ Stronger Everyday (Chicago VI, 1973)
03. No Tell Lover (Hot Streets, 1978)
04. Upon Arrival (Chicago XIV, 1980)
05. Thunder And Lightning (Chicago XIV, 1980)
06. Bad Advice (Chicago 16, 1982)
07. Rescue You (Chicago 16, 1982)
08. Chains (Chicago 16, 1982)
09. Hard To Say I’m Sorry (Chicago 16, 1982)
10. Love Me Tomorrow (Chicago 16, 1982)
11. Stay The Night (Chicago 17, 1984)
12. Along Comes A Woman (Chicago 17, 1984)
13. Prima Donna (Chicago 17, 1984)
14. Remember The Feeling (Chicago 17, 1984)
15. You're The Inspiration (Chicago 17, 1984)

THE 1970s: CHICAGO SONGS WRITTEN AND CO-WRITTEN BY PETER CETERA

01. Where Do We Go From Here? (Chicago, 1970)
02. What Else Can I Say? (Chicago III, 1971)
03. Lowdown (Chicago III, 1971)
04. In Terms Of Two (Chicago VI, 1973)
05. Feelin’ Stronger Everyday (Chicago VI, 1973)
06. Happy Man (Chicago VII, 1974)
07. Wishing You Were Here (Chicago VII, 1974)
08. Anyway You Want (Chicago VIII, 1975)
09. Hideaway (Chicago VIII, 1975)
10. Mama Mama (Chicago X, 1976)
11. If You Leave Me Now (Chicago X, 1976)
12. Baby, What A Big Surprise (Chicago XI, 1977)
13. Little Miss Lovin’ (Hot Streets, 1978)
14. Gone Long Gone (Hot Streets, 1978)
15. No Tell Lover (Hot Streets, 1978)
16. Mama Take (Chicago 13, 1979)
17. Loser With A Broken Heart (Chicago 13, 1979)

THE 1980s: CHICAGO SONGS WRITTEN AND CO-WRITTEN BY PETER CETERA

01. Song For You (Chicago XIV, 1980)
02. Where Did The Lovin’ Go? (Chicago XIV, 1980)
03. Hold On (Chicago XIV, 1980)
04. Overnight Café (Chicago XIV, 1980)
05. Upon Arrival (Chicago XIV, 1980)
06. Thunder And Lightning (Chicago XIV, 1980)
07. Bad Advice (Chicago 16, 1982)
08. Rescue You (Chicago 16, 1982)
09. Chains (Chicago 16, 1982)
10. Hard To Say I’m Sorry (Chicago 16, 1982)
11. Love Me Tomorrow (Chicago 16, 1982)
12. Stay The Night (Chicago 17, 1984)
13. Along Comes A Woman (Chicago 17, 1984)
14. Prima Donna (Chicago 17, 1984)
15. Remember The Feeling (Chicago 17, 1984)
16. You're The Inspiration (Chicago 17, 1984)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 09.8.14 @ 18:41pm


The man is one of Rock's all time greatest vocalists and not only one of Rock's all time greatest bass players but is also one of Jazz's all time greatest bass players.

I have a challenge question about both Chicago and Peter Cetera. If they were nominated would their peers vote them in? Before you answer that question you might want to do a little homework first. Remember that before Chicago PC was in a group called the Exceptions. Who have they collaborated with? Who have they peformed with? Who has covered their songs? (If you leave Me Now has more than 100 covers) Now look at that list and start checking who has Grammies and who is already in the RRHOF.

Posted by Zuzu on Friday, 01.16.15 @ 16:45pm


Yeah, first Chicago would have to get in. Good luck with that.

On some perspective, it took years for Genesis to get in. Only four years after, Peter Gabriel got in. So you never know. Peter Cetera didn't really do much besides being the singer-songwriter/adult contemporary type of guy.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Saturday, 07.11.15 @ 11:58am


Andy Hill, who produced World Falling Down and One Clear Voice is the same Andy Hill of the British pop group Bucks Fizz.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 09.13.15 @ 16:25pm


Chicago/Peter Cetera: The Ballads/Singles (1982-1995)

01. Hard To Say I’m Sorry (Chicago/Peter Cetera)
02. Love Me Tomorrow (Chicago/Peter Cetera)
03. Hold Me ‘Til The Morning Comes (Paul Anka/Peter Cetera)
04. Hard Habit To Break (Chicago/Peter Cetera/Bill Champlin)
05. You’re The Inspiration (Chicago/Peter Cetera)
06. Glory Of Love (Peter Cetera)
07. The Next Time I Fall (Peter Cetera/Amy Grant)
08. Will You Still Love Me? (Chicago/Jason Scheff/Bill Champlin)
09. I Don’t Wanna Live Without Your Love (Chicago/Bill Champlin)
10. Look Away (Chicago/Bill Champlin)
11. What Kind Of Man Would I Be? (Chicago/Jason Scheff)
12. I Wasn’t The One (Who Said Goodbye) (Agnetha Faltskog/Peter Cetera)
13. One Good Woman (Peter Cetera)
14. After All (Cher/Peter Cetera)
15. Restless Heart (Peter Cetera)
16. Feels Like Heaven (Peter Cetera/Chaka Khan)
17. Even A Fool Can See (Peter Cetera)
18. (I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight (Peter Cetera/Crystal Bernard)

Posted by Roy on Friday, 12.11.15 @ 10:41am


The 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, Peter Cetera!!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 12.17.15 @ 09:02am


http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/flashback-peter-cetera-honors-the-glory-of-karate-kids-love-20160414#ixzz45qa7Jyeb

Flashback: Peter Cetera Honors the 'Glory' of Karate Kid's Love
Former Chicago frontman rode 1986 single "The Glory of Love" to top of charts and Academy Awards
By Andy Greene April 14, 2016

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 04.14.16 @ 19:38pm


THE 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE PETER CETERA OF CHICAGO





Posted by Roy on Saturday, 04.30.16 @ 14:16pm


Posted by Roy on Saturday, 05.7.16 @ 06:16am


The Exceptions

Kal David Raskin * Marty Grebb * Peter Cetera * Denny Ebert

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 05.21.16 @ 08:23am


The Exceptions

Kal David Raskin * Marty Grebb * Peter Cetera * Denny Ebert * Jimmy Vincent

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 05.21.16 @ 08:25am


THE DIRECTORS OF PETER CETERA'S MUSIC VIDEOS (1986-1997)

01. Glory Of Love directed by Peter Sinclair
02. The Next Time I Fall (with Amy Grant) directed by Dominic Sena
03. Big Mistake directed by Dominic Sena
04. I Wasn't The One (Who Said Goodbye) (with Agnetha Faltskog) directed by ??????
05. One Good Woman directed by ??????
06. Best Of Times directed by Jim Yukich
07. Voices That Care (with Voices That Care) directed by Jim Yukich
08. Restless Heart directed by Piers Plowden
09. Feels Like Heaven (with Chaka Khan) directed by Piers Plowden
10. (I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight (with Crystal Bernard) directed by Steven R. Monroe
11. Hard To Say I'm Sorry (with Az Yet) directed by Cameron Casey and Bille Woodruff
12. You're The Inspiration (with Az Yet) directed by Steven R. Monroe

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 08.7.16 @ 23:01pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RAgplK1iuQ

Peter Cetera - My Musical Journey

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 22:22pm


THE DIRECTORS OF PETER CETERA'S MUSIC VIDEOS (1986-1997)

01. Glory Of Love directed by Peter Sinclair
02. The Next Time I Fall (with Amy Grant) directed by Dominic Sena
03. Big Mistake directed by Dominic Sena
04. I Wasn't The One (Who Said Goodbye) (with Agnetha Faltskog) directed by ??????
05. One Good Woman directed by ??????
06. Best Of Times directed by Jim Yukich
07. Voices That Care (with Voices That Care) directed by David S. Jackson and Jim Yukich
08. Restless Heart directed by Piers Plowden
09. Feels Like Heaven (with Chaka Khan) directed by Piers Plowden
10. (I Wanna Take) Forever Tonight (with Crystal Bernard) directed by Steven R. Monroe
11. Hard To Say I'm Sorry (with Az Yet) directed by Cameron Casey and Bille Woodruff
12. You're The Inspiration (with Az Yet) directed by Steven R. Monroe

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.4.16 @ 20:22pm


http://songhall.org/news/entry/songwriters_hall_of_fame_2017_nominees_for_induction_announced

Peter Cetera is nominated for the 2017 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 10.27.16 @ 03:57am


Pretty Woman Original Soundtrack (1990)

Track # 7: No Explanation by Peter Cetera

Written by Linda Thompson-Jenner, Bill LaBounty, David Foster and Beckie Foster

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.30.16 @ 20:43pm


Peter Cetera Studio Albums

01. 1982 Peter Cetera (Produced by Jim Boyer)
02. 1986 Solitude/Solitaire (Produced by Michael Omartian)
03. 1988 One More Story (Produced by Patrick Leonard)
04. 1992 World Falling Down (Produced by Andy Hill, David Foster)
05. 1995 One Clear Voice (Produced by Andy Hill)
06. 2001 Another Perfect World (Produced by Michael Omartian)
07. 2004 You Just Gotta Love Christmas (Produced by Tony Harrell)

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 10.30.16 @ 21:16pm


Peter Cetera is a 2017 Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductee

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.22.17 @ 19:57pm


http://chicagotheband.us/forum/topics/the-2017-songwriters-hall-of-fame-nominees

Reply by Debbie Brusveen on Tuesday
Check out his twitter posts on the Song Hall at peter cetera@tweetercetera
Posts from march 9, 2017. He talks about it a lot. It made me sad.

PETER CETERA'S TWITTER IS PRIVATE

I AM WAITING FOR HIM TO ACCEPT ME AS A FOLLOWER SO I CAN SEE WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE 2017 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

It appears Peter Cetera is not going to attend that ceremony either. I guess the Song Hall won't let him perform separately from Chicago.

I'll have to wait and see what he posted!

https://twitter.com/tweetercetera

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 04.9.17 @ 19:28pm


http://songhall.org/news/entry/songwriters_hall_of_fame_announces_2017_inductees

If you look at the Song Hall website now, they removed Peter Cetera's name and picture from the inductees. I can't believe he wouldn't want to accept and be grateful for such a high honor. This would be denying your legacy because you can't get along with your former band mates. What an asshl.

I can tell you exactly what is going on. Berry Gordy was announced as an inductee to the 2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame, but he could not attend, so his induction was deferred to 2017. I think this is what Peter Cetera is doing. He doesn't want to be in the same room with the other members of Chicago, so he asked the Songwriters Hall of Fame to defer his induction to 2018, so he can perform alone.

I really hope this is the case.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.11.17 @ 05:56am


Peter Cetera wants the Songwriters Hall of Fame to treat him exactly the same way they treated Paul McCartney and Phil Collins. Peter Cetera wants his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame to count for both, his work with Chicago and his solo career. He wants to perform songs from both periods at the ceremony. I hope this is the case and he gets defered to 2018.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 04.11.17 @ 22:21pm


Peter Cetera said on twitter that the Song Hall would not induct him unless he attended/performed at their ceremony. Then he said that he suspected something when they weren't inducting him individually but as part of Chicago. Then he said sorry I don't do reunions. Very sad! Unlike the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, the Songwriters Hall Of Fame won't mail you your trophy. You either attend the ceremony, or you won't be inducted. So Peter Cetera is not being deferred for 2018. Will the Songwriters Hall of Fame nominate Peter Cetera again, next time for his entire career, with and without Chicago? That's unknown!

Posted by Roy on Friday, 04.14.17 @ 07:56am


Peter is singing to about 5 layered tracks of his voice. each one slightly detuned. Its why he sounds so amazing, and why 99% of musicians we hear in concert today are frauds.

Sequencer. He's singing along to 5+ slightly detuned pre-recorded tracks of his voice to make it sound 'fatter.' surprised you kids don't pick up on this.

Posted by Azer on Saturday, 04.29.17 @ 07:24am


There are plenty of videos and recordings of his live performances. There are several artist that have said he has a great voice and there are several artist that have worked with him after Chicago.

Personally I prefer to listen to his live versions. I feel the studio versions don't capture what I enjoy most about his voice.

Posted by Zuzu on Saturday, 04.29.17 @ 21:21pm


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